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"Conversion from the original data held as images of old teletype sheets must have taken Major Paradie years.
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1 SterneJohn RutherffordP/O
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DFC
KIA
Age 20
J5831PilotRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
10 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
615 Sqd (RAF)
32 Sqd (RAF)
174 Sqd (RAF)
174 Sqd (RAF)
HQ 121 Wing (RAF)
174 Sqd (RAF)
174 Sqd (RAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane & Typhoon
Moth T7604
X
Typhoon
Typhoon JP444
10 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Dec 1940
31 Jan 1941
9 Apr 1941
15 Aug 1941 - UK
20 Aug 1941
4 Nov 1941
19 Feb 1942
10 March 1942
16 Apr 1943 - Taxied into a parked aircraft
3 July 1943
12 Aug 1943
16 Aug 1943 - Shot down by flak

(Photo: F/L Sterne next to his Typhoon in 1943)
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.174 Squadron - Award effective 5 August 1942 as per London Gazette dated 21 August 1942 and AFRO 1413/42 dated 4 September 1942.
- Commemorated St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Plot 1. Row C. Grave 11. France.
- Son of William Harry and Ethel M. Beatty of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Husband of Ethel Rose Ward of Kenton Street, London, England.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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